2253 – Shanks

The Shanks class light cruiser was an emergency design created during the four years war, the design was the simplest possible using a Class I primary hull coupled to a pair of warp nacelles.

Despite it’s rushed beginnings, the class was very successful and many of the ships were later refitted with Linear warp drives and served into the 24th Century.

Class: TBC Year: 2253
Ship Source: Chris Cornelius/Jackills Ship Datasheet: Coming Soon

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2239 – Capella Class (Configuration II)

The Capella class was designed as, and served well in, the general purpose light cruiser role. Uniquely the design was created with alternate positions for the warp nacelles, they could be mounted atop or beneath the primary hull depending on mission requirements, the unused attachment points being available for use as hard points for the mating of mission modules, cargo pods, weapons or sensors.

Class: TBC Year: 2239
Ship Source: Starfleet Museum Ship Datasheet: Coming Soon

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Commissioned Ships

USS Capella NCC-S400

USS Menkalinan NCC-S401

USS Alkab NCC-S402

USS Alpheratz NCC-S403

USS Mirach NCC-S404

USS Almach NCC-S405

USS Altair NCC-S406

USS Hamal NCC-S407

USS Sheratan NCC-S408

USS Arcturus NCC-S409

USS Izar NCC-S410

USS Muphrid NCC-S411

USS Alphecca NCC-S412

USS Sirius NCC-S413

USS Mirzam NCC-S414

USS Wezen NCC-S415

USS Adhara NCC-S416

USS Aludra NCC-S417

USS Procyon NCC-S418

USS Canopus NCC-S419

USS Miaplacidus NCC-S420

USS Avior NCC-S421

USS Aspidiske NCC-S422

USS Schedar NCC-S423

USS Caph NCC-S424

USS Ruchbah NCC-S425

USS Rigil Kentaurus NCC-S426

USS Muhlifain NCC-S427

USS Menkent NCC-S428

USS Hadar NCC-S429

USS Alderamin NCC-S430

USS Menkar NCC-S431

USS Diphda NCC-S432

USS Phact NCC-S433

USS Alchiba NCC-S434

USS Kraz NCC-S435

USS Acrux NCC-S436

USS Mimosa NCC-S437

USS Deneb NCC-S438

USS Sadr NCC-S439

USS Eltanin NCC-S440

USS Thuban NCC-S441

USS Achenar NCC-S442

USS Castor NCC-S443

USS Pollux NCC-S444

USS Alhena NCC-S445

USS Alnair NCC-S446

USS Alphaulka NCC-S447

USS Alphard NCC-S448

USS Regulus NCC-S449

 

USS Denebola NCC-S450

USS Algieba NCC-S451

USS Zosma NCC-S452

USS Arneb NCC-S453

USS Zubengenubi NCC-S454

USS Zubenschmali NCC-S455

USS Kakkab NCC-S456

USS Vega NCC-S457

USS Rasalhague NCC-S458

USS Sabik NCC-S459

USS Betelgeuse NCC-S460

USS Rigel NCC-S461

USS Bellatrix NCC-S462

USS Mintaka NCC-S463

USS Alnilam NCC-S464

USS Alnitak NCC-S465

USS Saiph NCC-S466

USS Fomalhaut NCC-S467

USS Peacock NCC-S468

USS Markab NCC-S469

USS Scheat NCC-S470

USS Mirfak NCC-S471

USS Algol NCC-S472

USS Atik NCC-S473

USS Ankaa NCC-S474

USS Naos NCC-S475

USS Kaus Australis NCC-S476

USS Antares NCC-S477

USS Graffias NCC-S478

USS Dschubba NCC-S479

USS Sargas NCC-S480

USS Shaula NCC-S481

USS Alascha NCC-S482

USS Unukalhai NCC-S483

USS Ascella NCC-S484

USS Nunki NCC-S485

USS Aldebaran NCC-S486

USS Elnath NCC-S487

USS Atria NCC-S488

USS Dubhe NCC-S489

USS Merak NCC-S490

USS Phecda NCC-S491

USS Alioth NCC-S492

USS Mizar NCC-S493

USS Benetnasch NCC-S494

USS Polaris NCC-S495

USS Kochab NCC-S496

USS Regor NCC-S497

USS Suhail NCC-S498

USS Spica NCC-S499

 

2239 – Capella Class (Configuration I)

The Capella class was designed as, and served well in, the general purpose light cruiser role. Uniquely the design was created with alternate positions for the warp nacelles, they could be mounted atop or beneath the primary hull depending on mission requirements, the unused attachment points being available for use as hard points for the mating of mission modules, cargo pods, weapons or sensors.

Class: TBC Year: 2239
Ship Source: Starfleet Museum Ship Datasheet: Coming Soon

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Commissioned Ships

USS Capella NCC-S400
USS Menkalinan NCC-S401
USS Alkab NCC-S402
USS Alpheratz NCC-S403
USS Mirach NCC-S404
USS Almach NCC-S405
USS Altair NCC-S406
USS Hamal NCC-S407
USS Sheratan NCC-S408
USS Arcturus NCC-S409
USS Izar NCC-S410
USS Muphrid NCC-S411
USS Alphecca NCC-S412
USS Sirius NCC-S413
USS Mirzam NCC-S414
USS Wezen NCC-S415
USS Adhara NCC-S416
USS Aludra NCC-S417
USS Procyon NCC-S418
USS Canopus NCC-S419
USS Miaplacidus NCC-S420
USS Avior NCC-S421
USS Aspidiske NCC-S422
USS Schedar NCC-S423
USS Caph NCC-S424
USS Ruchbah NCC-S425
USS Rigil Kentaurus NCC-S426
USS Muhlifain NCC-S427
USS Menkent NCC-S428
USS Hadar NCC-S429
USS Alderamin NCC-S430
USS Menkar NCC-S431
USS Diphda NCC-S432
USS Phact NCC-S433
USS Alchiba NCC-S434
USS Kraz NCC-S435
USS Acrux NCC-S436
USS Mimosa NCC-S437
USS Deneb NCC-S438
USS Sadr NCC-S439
USS Eltanin NCC-S440
USS Thuban NCC-S441
USS Achenar NCC-S442
USS Castor NCC-S443
USS Pollux NCC-S444
USS Alhena NCC-S445
USS Alnair NCC-S446
USS Alphaulka NCC-S447
USS Alphard NCC-S448
USS Regulus NCC-S449
USS Denebola NCC-S450
USS Algieba NCC-S451
USS Zosma NCC-S452
USS Arneb NCC-S453
USS Zubengenubi NCC-S454
USS Zubenschmali NCC-S455
USS Kakkab NCC-S456
USS Vega NCC-S457
USS Rasalhague NCC-S458
USS Sabik NCC-S459
USS Betelgeuse NCC-S460
USS Rigel NCC-S461
USS Bellatrix NCC-S462
USS Mintaka NCC-S463
USS Alnilam NCC-S464
USS Alnitak NCC-S465
USS Saiph NCC-S466
USS Fomalhaut NCC-S467
USS Peacock NCC-S468
USS Markab NCC-S469
USS Scheat NCC-S470
USS Mirfak NCC-S471
USS Algol NCC-S472
USS Atik NCC-S473
USS Ankaa NCC-S474
USS Naos NCC-S475
USS Kaus Australis NCC-S476
USS Antares NCC-S477
USS Graffias NCC-S478
USS Dschubba NCC-S479
USS Sargas NCC-S480
USS Shaula NCC-S481
USS Alascha NCC-S482
USS Unukalhai NCC-S483
USS Ascella NCC-S484
USS Nunki NCC-S485
USS Aldebaran NCC-S486
USS Elnath NCC-S487
USS Atria NCC-S488
USS Dubhe NCC-S489
USS Merak NCC-S490
USS Phecda NCC-S491
USS Alioth NCC-S492
USS Mizar NCC-S493
USS Benetnasch NCC-S494
USS Polaris NCC-S495
USS Kochab NCC-S496
USS Regor NCC-S497
USS Suhail NCC-S498
USS Spica NCC-S499

2223 – Kestrel

 

The Andorian ship-building industry was in a poor condition by 2218. During the Earth- Romulan War, Andorian naval ship yards in orbit had built ships of local design totaling many millions tons’ displacement. However, after 2161 few Andorian designs found favor with the new Starfleet as it preferred ships with separate primary and secondary hulls were preferred for reasons of safety and flexibility. Andorian ships placed all ship’s equipment into a single hull with integrated nacelles.

The first ship in many years to be adopted by the fleet based on Andorian designs was the Aryabhatta class Cruiser which began trials in 2221. Hovever, as this ship began testing an urgent need emerged for additional Light Cruisers for Military Operation Command. The Kestrel emerged from this requirement as an upgraded variant of the basic exploration cruiser design. Weaponry included laser cannons and torpedoes. Most science facilities were removed to increase space for fuel, weapons, better damage control facilities, and a larger sickbay. The exploratory bridge module was replaced with a combat bridge with high capacity links to weapons-control processors and target acquisition sensors. The low draft typical of Andorian designs and the countermeasures suite contributed to Kestrel’s small sensor profile. Long-range passive sensors allowed Kestrel to quietly scan extensive areas of the frontier for enemy raiders and scoutships. USS Kestrel, the first ship of the class, commissioned in February 2223.

An engagement in April 2226 with Kzinti raiders in the Little Crescent sector is typical of the actions along the Federation frontier. After an automated station reported a sensor contact with a small group of unidentified ships, USS Caudiptyrex and USS Goshawk were sent to investigate. They discovered six Kzinti heavy cruisers heading to the Federation colony on Slavin H-3. By hcarrying out alternating attack and suppression runs, the two Kestrels inflicted considerable damage on the Kzinti. These actions held the Kzinti for some 5 hours until heavier reinforcements arrived from Starbase 55 to engage the Kzinti. Five of the already weakened invaders were destroyed, and the sixth ship surrendered and was tractored back to Starbase 55.

During their courageous action, the Kestrels were struck at least 25 times each by enemy fire; however, serious casualties were avoided because of the ships robust design and powerful shields. Both ships returned to Starstation Nike under their own power, where they underwent repairs in drydock before returning to duty.

USS Shrike (NCC-1434) of the Kestrel Class is now on display at the Starfleet Museum.

Class: VI Year: 2223
Ship Source: Starfleet Museum Ship Datasheet: Download PDF

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Commissioned Ships

USS Kestrel NCC-1406
USS Falcon NCC-1407
USS Aquila NCC-1408
USS Warhawk NCC-1409
USS Kingfisher NCC-1410
USS Caudiptyrex NCC-1411
USS Osprey NCC-1412
USS Vulture NCC-1413
USS Pelecyornis NCC-1414
USS Harrier NCC-1415
USS Roc NCC-1416
USS Diornis NCC-1417
USS Harpy NCC-1418
USS Condor NCC-1419
USS Krechet NCC-1420 
USS Deinonychus NCC-1421
USS Kite NCC-1422
USS Goshawk NCC-1423
USS Accipiter NCC-1429
USS Pterodactyl NCC-1430
USS Rhamphorhynchus NCC-1431
USS Mononykus NCC-1432
USS Shrike NCC-1434
USS Owl NCC-1435
USS Peregrine NCC-1436
USS Merlin NCC-1439
USS Velociraptor NCC-1442
USS Skua NCC-1443
USS Hobby NCC-1444
USS Sparrowhawk NCC-1445